Pre-Primary

We’re Hopping Mad about Pond Life in Grade R!

We’re Hopping Mad about Pond Life in Grade R!

The past two weeks have seen our Sunbirdies learning all about pond life, as we continue our study of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’. Our budding farmers have transformed into budding pond-dippers as the children have discovered the wonders of this underwater ecosystem through storytelling, song, baking, movement, art and of course, play!              [Read More…]

by June 7, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
WINTER Is A Time For FUN!

WINTER Is A Time For FUN!

Sunbirdies view every day as a great big adventure. Rough weather is an invitation to use our imaginations and have fun. What do we do when the weather turns cold, wet and icy? We wear our winter woollies and bright scarves of course.   We pretend to wear our rain hats and dance in the rain.        [Read More…]

by June 7, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Old Mac Sunbird had a FARM!

Old Mac Sunbird had a FARM!

The past few weeks at Sunbird have been extremely exciting. The playground has been turned into a farmyard. Our set book ‘Farmer Duck’ lent itself to teaching our children all about farms, farm animals as well as farming. Our sensory play was an absolute hit as the children loved getting stuck into the tub filled with different material each week[Read More…]

by May 25, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
It’s a wonderful world in Grade R!

It’s a wonderful world in Grade R!

What does a “normal” day look like in Grade R? Well, there is simply no such thing! From the varied activities to the special dress up days and outings, our little sunbirds are constantly met with different experiences and opportunities! Each couple of weeks sees a new theme introduced and our children’s minds and bodies are engaged and challenged as[Read More…]

by May 15, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Thunder and Lightning … not very, very Frightening!

Thunder and Lightning … not very, very Frightening!

Weather cannot dampen our fun. In fact there was a sense of excitement amongst the children as we counted down the seconds every time there was a flash of light. We waited with bated breath for the thunder to roll. Tears turned into excitement as some children overcame their fear and marvelled at nature.   The stormy weather inspired some[Read More…]

by April 26, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Outreach: Charity begins at home

Outreach: Charity begins at home

Having just completed Term one’s outreach collection for the children at Nuwerus Napier After-School Centre, the lesson of giving and sharing couldn’t be more clear. The Nuwerus Napier After-School Centre is Sunbird’s outreach centre of choice. It is a centre for toddlers right up to teenagers. This center provides a safe and secure after-school environment for the children. The children[Read More…]

by April 17, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Exploring our Environment through Play

Exploring our Environment through Play

Every day in Grade R is an adventure. We learn using all our senses while we play – see, touch, smell, taste, listen. The day is filled with movement as the children also engage the near senses, the Proprio- and Vestibular senses. We add a variety of movements on the Walk-it Circuit to stimulate the children’s interest – walk it,[Read More…]

by March 16, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
The Sunbirds went to sea sea sea, to see what they could see see see…

The Sunbirds went to sea sea sea, to see what they could see see see…

Last week saw our Sunbirdies venturing away from HOME for the first time this year. After a week spent learning about the five senses in the classroom, it was time for the Grade R’s to gain some real life experience to go along with the new knowledge they had acquired. And what better way to experience ones senses to the[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
The Home of Love

The Home of Love

Love is in the air down at Sunbird. The Grade R’s all agreed that Valentine’s Day is like any other day in Sunbird, except for the Valentine’s Day colour scheme. The teachers set the fun-loving mood for everyone and actively participated in sharing the love. This enthusiastic group of teachers were challenged by all the beautiful faces that came to[Read More…]

by February 15, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary
Healthy Brains, Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

Healthy Brains, Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies

As part of the Sun Valley Group of Schools, Sunbird Pre-Primary is a brain based school. Our environment and the structures that we put in place encourage optimal brain development. Nutrition plays a key role in developing strong and healthy brains, minds and bodies. Children have important dietary needs to support continued growth and development. They require macro nutrients such[Read More…]

by February 2, 2017 Grade R, Pre-Primary